Weird Harold wrote:George J. Smith wrote:Seeing as rfc has stated that Grayson classical music is based on (or derived from) C&W, which bands/artists (1960s to present)signature sounds do the readers think would be what we could expect to hear?
We have one example, that I recall, of Grayson Classical:Ashes of Victory wrote:Chapter Forty-Three
Honor looked away from her heads-up display and grinned as Nimitz registered his protest. The 'cat was curled into his own, custom-designed flight couch, mounted beside hers on Jamie Candless' flight deck, and his ears were half-flat as the plaintive strains of one of her flight engineer's favorite songs wafted over the runabout's speakers.
"Mommas, don't let you babies grow up to be spacers . . ."
She listened for a moment, then sent a wave of agreement back to the treecat. Wayne Alexander had settled in quite nicely on Grayson. Better in some ways, in fact, than Honor would ever have anticipated. He seemed fascinated by the tenets of the Church of Humanity Unchained, and she suspected he might well convert to the Grayson faith in the not too distant future.
Not that he didn't retain a goodly number of rough edges. The intractability and stubborn intellectual honesty which had gotten him sent to Hell in the first place were still very much a part of him, and he loved a vigorous debate. That much the Graysons found good, for it was a fundamental part of their natures, too, as they applied the doctrine of the Test to their lives. What drove some of his new neighbors absolutely mad, however, was his ability to argue both sides of any question, often in the same debate, with perfectly good cheer, just to keep things moving in suitably lively fashion.
But one part of Grayson's culture which he'd adopted enthusiastically was its classical music, which was based on something from Old Earth which had once been called "Country and Western." Honor had been rather taken aback by it when she first met it, and it had taken her years to acquire any true taste for it. By now, she was actually quite fond of certain composers, but Alexander's allegiance was given to the Primitive School, and she'd never much cared for the Primitives.
" . . . spacers love smokey old bar rooms and clear crystal vacuum . . ."
"Sorry, Stinker," she told Nimitz under her breath, "but I did tell him he could program the entertainment banks." The 'cat gave her a pained look, and she grinned. "All right. All right! I'll talk to him about it, promise!"
Nimitz sniffed and groomed his whiskers at her, and she chuckled, then turned back to her controls.
The Highwaymen could serve as a model for the "Primitives" but the implication is that more "Modern" C&W is the inspiration for mainstream "Grayson classical"
Harold, I think this would be exactly what to expect. Listening closely you can hear the classical-like arrangement of the strings. And it can be danced to in gowns.
I really don't know why Stinker wouldn't like it. Hmm, I wonder if it is the emotion behind the song that Stinker doesn't like? OTOH, if Nimitz doesn't like C&W, what does it say about his IQ?
Is Nimitz more "The Ride of the Valkyries" sort of a cat?
Of course, if the later more sinister images of Nimitz which are more akin to the Hounds...err Cats of the Baskervilles stick, then he certainly would be more partial to the deathride type of arrangements with his claws extended, Honor grimacing in pain and Nimitz foaming at the mouth! LOL
I can't help wondering - if I was bonded in present day times - what radio station would be the most probable compromise between cat and I.